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City of Villains (Windows)

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City of Villains is both the first expansion for City of Heroes, and a standalone game. In it, you can play a villain, rob banks and fight heroes, all while advancing your own schemes. You can also form Strike Forces to take out heroic threats, create Villain Groups and make hidden lairs and headquarters.

City of Villains is an MMOG, and requires an Internet connection and a monthly charge.


City of Villains Windows Villan Creation Screen
City of Villains Windows Das Boot
City of Villains Windows Sharkhead Isle: A mining colony
City of Villains Windows Cap Au Diable

Alternate Titles

  • "恶棍城市" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2006 8.75 out of 10 88
4Players.de Nov 13, 2005 87 out of 100 87
Cheat Code Central Nov 29, 2005 4.2 out of 5 84
games xtreme Nov 09, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Powerplay Dec, 2005 83 out of 100 83
IGN Nov 18, 2005 8 out of 10 80
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Nov 21, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 03, 2005 16 out of 20 80
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2006 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2005 78 out of 100 78


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The game has an Arachnos soldier NPC with the name "Jenkins". He usually keeps getting himself captured and you have to rescue him. As confirmed by the game's developer, this is a nod to the Leeroy Jenkins phenomenon from World of Warcraft. You can find out more about it in the related links of the World of Warcraft game entry.

Universe merge

In July 2008 NCsoft announced the complete merger of its City of Heroes and City of Villains titles into one game universe. Current subscribers who only had one of the titles received access to the features of both games, and new sales grant access to both.


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be34269 (139) added City of Villains (Windows) on Nov 05, 2005